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Kick-off local time : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 16h30
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Romain Poite (France)
Match status : Result
  Wales Argentina
Tries Juan Imhoff (54min) and Gonzalo Camacho (59min)
Penalties Leigh Halfpenny (6min), Leigh Halfpenny (14min), Leigh Halfpenny (26min), and Leigh Halfpenny (48min) Nicolas Sánchez (71min)
Conversions Nicolas Sánchez (55min) and Nicolas Sánchez (60min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Nicolas Sánchez (10min) and Nicolas Sánchez (51min)
Minute Commentary


The Pumas take their time setting up the line-out and keep it tight, not giving Wales a sniff. It's kicked into touch and it's all over - the Pumas upset Europe's champion side.


Wales' hopes are shattered as the Pumas win a turnover penalty 5m from their try-line.


Wales win a penalty and Phillips takes it quickly. Continuity by Wales now as they spread the Pumas thin ...


Wales are pinned at scrum time on halfway so Sanchez will try his luck and eat up valuable seconds. It's short and kicked straight back by Wales.


The Pumas revert to a tactical kicking game and a Welsh error gives them an attacking line-out. Turnbull doesn't release as he attempts a turnover and Sanchez lands the PENALTY.


The Pumas wheel the scrum, snatching it from the back and kicking ahead. Wales kick straight back so Sanchez goes for a drop but this time it's well wide.


Wales turn down a shot at goal as time ticks away. Can they score? Not this time as the Pumas poach the line-out and clear.


Phillips goes blind but he only has front row forwards in support and the Pumas force them over the touchline.


Sanchez is successful with his touchline CONVERSION.


It's all Pumas. Imhoff does brilliantly to kick forward and North is forced into touch. It's taken wide from the line-out and Camacho scores in the corner - TRY time Pumas.


Sanchez adds the CONVERSION.


The Pumas pounce as Leguizamon offloads to Lobbe who finds Imhoff with an offload and the wing is in - TRY!


Sanchez makes amends with a second DROP-GOAL.


Hernandez has to clear in a hurry and gains little ground on the angle. The ball is slowed down but again the Pumas concede what should be an easy penalty. Halfpenny kicks the PENALTY - 12-6 Wales.


The Pumas win another shot at goal - they're dominating the breakdown at present. It's another bad miss.


Sanchez misses off the upright, poor miss by him.


It's anybody's game as Hernandez starts the second half. The Pumas snatch the ball on the deck and work it wide. It's coughed up but Wales concede a penalty


The Pumas are away on turnover ball. Faletau makes a crucial tackle on Landajo and Wales weather the storm. A knock by the Pumas brings an end to a scrappy half with the visitors trailing despite enjoying the lion's share of the possession.


Priestland finds touch inside the Pumas' 22 but that man Jones lets them off the hook by going in from the side.


The Pumas continue to pile on the pressure but Jarvis wins a textbook breakdown penalty.


A wayward ball goes straight to North so another opportunity goes a begging.


Jarvis, whops been solid at scrum time, receives attention but he's good to go. Cynically, Jones hits Hernandez late. It's a penalty and nothing more says the ref.


The Pumas are forced to go the aerial route as Wales' defence is watertight. The hosts have little difficulty clearing their line.


The Pumas once again infringe in their own half, gifting Wales three more points as Halfpenny nails his third PENALTY.


Wales lose Roberts, who limps off after going into a tackle head first. Hook is on in his place.


Wales win a turnover but the Pumas scramble back well in defence and Hernandez finds touch near half-way.


Sanchez lines up another drop but this time it's just wide.


The Pumas work a turnover and have numbers out wide. Hernandez links up with Imhoff who chips ahead. Tiesi is on hand but he loses the ball in contact 5m from the line.


Wales make easy metres playing with width but Roberts spills possession in contact.


Wales ask questions of the Pumas defence in their first real attacking opportunity and the visitors are caught coming in from the side. Halfpenny kicks the PENALTY and to add injury to insult, Contepomi is stretchered off following a knee injury.


The Pumas work their way back into Welsh territory and Sanchez slots a slick DROP-GOAL.


The Pumas can't find a way through early on so Hernandez tries a grubber but it's easily fielded and cleared.


The Pumas butcher the restart, giving Wales a strong attacking platform from where the packs win a scrum penalty. Halfpenny pops over the PENALTY and it's all square.


Evans is penalised for a high tackle which sees Contepomi open the scoring with a 36m penalty.


An early mistake by Wales give the Pumas good field position but a knock-on halts the attack


And Priestland gets us underway in Cardiff.


The Welsh team include 11 Grand Slam winners as well as a debutant in tighthead Jarvis. The teams have run on to the field and we are moments away from kick-off.


Bolstering the Pumas' chances are the returns of key backs Contepomi and Hernandez who will bring invaluable experience to the back division at No.12 and No.15 respectively. They will, however, be without influential forwards Roncero and Albacete.


In what has been a closely contested rivalry, Wales edge the Pumas six-four in the teams' last 10 Tests dating back to 1999. The Six Nations Grand Slam champions enter the contest as favourites, having won the last three games - all in Cardiff. The Pumas' last win in Cardiff came back in 2001 but with the experience they gained in the inaugural Rugby Championship, the visitors should not be counted out.


Welcome to live coverage of what should be an enticing encounter between Wales and Argentina.
15 Leigh Halfpenny
14 George North
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 Liam Williams
10 Dan Biggar
9 Rhys Webb
8 Toby Faletau
7 Sam Warburton
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Aaron Jarvis
2 Scott Baldwin
1 Rob Evans

23 Scott Williams
22 Rhys Priestland
21 Gareth Davies
20 Justin Tipuric
19 Jake Ball
18 Scott Andrews
17 Rhys Gill
16 Ken Owens
15 Santiago Cordero
14 Gonzalo Camacho
13 Matias Moroni
12 Juan Pablo Socino
11 Juan Imhoff
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Facundo Isa
7 Juan Martin Fernández Lobbe
6 Javier Desio
5 Tomas Lavanini
4 Manuel Carizza
3 Ramiro Herrera
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
22 Santiago Iglesias,
21 Tomás Cubelli
20 Leonardo Senatore
19 Matias Alemanno
18 Matias Diaz
17 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
16 Santiago Iglesias Valdez